Yellbird said:Thanks for your reply but now I am really fouled up. I had a leak from right inner so I took it to toyota and they told me it was torn (this was on the phone ). After he quoted me $329.00 to replace it, I told him to forget it.
I then ordered the 930's and took it to a shop in a nearby town who took off both sides (figure do it now) and he then took them to a axle guy who installs the boots, that guy just called and said their was nothing wrong with the boots but the clamp was loose. he asked me about the 930's and I said I think they would go on the outer but he thought they would be to big for the hub. I just said replace all the clamps on all the boots I will keep the 930's for later.
Hope I didn't buy them for nothing.
So the axles were removed for no reason as I could have replaced the clamps.
Another Toyota Shop screwup!
nakatsuj said:No not yet.. I didnt want to get everyone excited but here goes.. Ok I spoke with a good friend of mine in CA who has his own performance shop in which he deals with porches and majority are 911/930's. After reading this thread I asked him about the 930 boots and he does not use the "stock rippled" style 930 boots.. He uses what he calls a smooth boot which doesnt have the "ripples" on all of the cars he works on due to the fact that they are mostly Porche owners club cars and race cars which are subjected to heavy racing and high horsepower. These smooth boots are used on 6 digit lemans cars and according to him are superior to the stock 930 boot. With all of this said, I will be visiting him in May and will take a look at the boots and compare them to a stock 930 boot. If all is the same as far as end sizes I will pick up a few and try the install myself. I have asked him for any pictures but hes a one man shop and is way to busy so I didnt want to bother him. Anyhow as soon as I see um I will start a new thread to let everyone know. I dont have a cost at this point either but I assume the parts are expensive not only because they are porche stuff but aftermarket racing equipment. I will let you know on that too...
YEp- Got mine from KArtek too. The best boot out there period. I should know. My front is cranked up to 7" plus ( ive had it close to 8") I went through boot after boot. I eventually got to the point where I changed my CV Boots at every oil change!!! yeah right, but seriously, finally got the Kartek boot and not one single problem. :tu:DevinSixtySeven said:the boots i got from kartek are working great...dunno if thats the 930 boots or not, but theyre sturdy and dont rub themselves when flexed.
Hey Leathernuts, this is first time on the forum and was reading through this thread cuz I am having the same problem with my boots splitting. I was wondering which model you used, the “genuine bates” or the “EMPI bates?” Thank youYEp- Got mine from KArtek too. The best boot out there period. I should know. My front is cranked up to 7" plus ( ive had it close to 8") I went through boot after boot. I eventually got to the point where I changed my CV Boots at every oil change!!! yeah right, but seriously, finally got the Kartek boot and not one single problem. :tu: